• Discover Some Truly Tasty Irish Treats

    I have a rather tasty guest post for you today. I happened across Tasty Treats From Home on Twitter. After many years of staying resolutely French in what we consumed (apart from teabags and peanut butter which visitors kept us stocked up in), as you’ll have seen from some recent...


  • Horses Forks Courses

    I was going to write a post about the horse meat scandal from the French point of view but I had to hit the painkillers for my shoulder tonight and my brain has gone soggy. So I’ll just tell you that the account of the scandal in Ruadhri’s Mon Quotidien...


  • Love Knitting

    I’m a knitter. At least I hope I can still call myself one. At one time I could have put it on my passport, I did so much, but of late time for knitting has become a rare luxury. The trouble with being self-employed is that you never get away...


  • My Furry Valentine

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching – you have been warned. This week, as something slightly different for BloginFrance, I thought I’d contribute to the build-up by making some present and craft suggestions, and throw in a recipe or two. Valentine’s Day isn’t a big deal in our household. When the...


  • Micheline

    This isn’t a spelling mistake and has nothing to do with the famous tyres! From time to time on this blog I mention the old magazines and papers we inherited when we bought Les Fragnes. Amongst them is a serialised novel, Micheline by Hector Malot. It’s in 15 parts, each...